COVID-19: 26,115 new coronavirus cases recorded in 24 hours, 81.85 crore vaccine doses administered - Check updates on 3rd wave and more

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Sep 21, 2021, 10:43 AM IST

COVID-19 Cases News: India witnessed a slight dip in the number of COVID-19 cases as the country recorded 26,115 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. There are certain updates relating to the COVID-19 situation in India that people need to know. They are as follows:

 

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Coronavirus cases today

Coronavirus cases today

As per the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India recorded 26,115 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, which is less than the number of cases it recorded yesterday. On Monday, the country recorded 30,256 new cases over the last 24 hours. India's active caseload stands at 3,09,575 which is the lowest in 184 days. Source: Reuters

 

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COVID-19 vaccination scenario in India

COVID-19 vaccination scenario in India

According to the MoHFW, 81.85 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. Furthermore, more than 5.34 crore (5,34,54,640)balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered. Source: Reuters

 

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Is 3rd wave coming anytime soon?

Is 3rd wave coming anytime soon?

Now, the major cause of concern for the people is the 3rd wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India - when it will hit the country and what will be its impact. According to an ANI report on August 23, 2021, the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) warned of a third wave peak in October in its report to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). It has to be noted that the NIDM's report quoted Reuters' opinion survey of 40 experts that forecast that the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to hit India between July 15, 2021, and October 13, 2021. Source: Reuters

 

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IRDAI's initiative anticipating 3rd wave

IRDAI's initiative anticipating 3rd wave

It has to be noted that insurance regulator IRDAI ordered renewal and purchase of corona special policy for the next six months, that is, till March 31, 2022. The IRDAI had ordered the launch of special Corona Kavach Policy last year to provide relief to the common man, but the renewal of the policy was only till September 30, 2021. Now, the IRDAI had ordered renewal for another six months due to the anticipation of COVID-19 3rd wave. Source: PTI

 

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Recoveries, weekly and daily positivity rate

Recoveries, weekly and daily positivity rate

India has recorded 34,469 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The weekly positivity rate is 2.08 per cent which is less than 3 per cent for the last 88 days. The daily positivity rate is 1.85 per cent which is less than 3 per cent for the last 22 days. Source: PTI